The long standing last release 0.9.0 has been out for a while now, more than a year and a half. It’s been downloaded a lot, over 150.000 times.

I’m not sure about the actual usage, but judging by the steady flow of comments and suggestions I’m receiving, I’m guessing quite a few people are using it.

Since the middle of october, Microsoft has pushed out its Marketplace for Windows Mobile, I have decided that I will be giving a try to this method of publication. The software will not be free this time, but it will be at a price that will not break the bank. I’ll leave the current free application available, but I will not update it anymore. I’m sure that this new paid version will disapoint some of the current users, but that’s a “price” to pay and I’m willing to take that risk.

I’m hoping that the marketplace will broaden the audience, and the app will be available at first in french, english, spanish and portuguese.

About the new features and enhancement of this new version :

  • Wifi support for all the users that do not have a bluetooth hardware
  • Improved performance
  • Support for High DPI and VGA devices
  • Windows 7 support, obviously
  • 64 Bits compatibility

I’m also planning on improving the “touch” support, since the app was originally designed for devices that had many hardware keys, back in 2003. Most recent devices hardly have any hardware keys, and for good reasons.

Anyway, thanks to all the regular users of Remote Control for Windows Mobile !